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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that a nonpartisan analysis of the Republican plan to replace the national health care law “confirms our worst fears.” By Rachel La Corte. SENT: 530 words.


OLYMPIA— People struggling with heroin addiction and other opioids could be hospitalized against their will under a bill proposed by a Washington state lawmaker. By Alex Myers. SENT: 190 words.


SEATTLE More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits while the government asked that the order be allowed to take effect this week. By Chris Grygiel SENT: 580 words. AP Photos.


YAKIMA, Wash. — Advocates want the city of Yakima’s policy not to inquire about a person’s immigration status to become a legally binding ordinance. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports they worry the existing policy could change in the future and say an ordinance will ensure that it won’t. SENT: 270 words.


NEW YORK — Can’t get to see “Hamilton?” Take heart — another national tour is kicking off early next year. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Monday a second tour of the megahit musical will start in Seattle for six weeks in February 2018. It then goes to Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Costa Mesa, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


SALEM, Ore. —Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River. SENT: 500 words. With AP photos.



Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season. The Wildcats (31-3) were a runaway choice Monday, receiving 59 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. Gonzaga (32-1), which received the other six first-place votes, and Kansas, two No. 1 seeds for the tournament, were second and third, but the poll and the selection committee disagreed on the fourth No. 1. By Jim O’Connell. SENT: 350 words. AP Photos.


SEATTLE — Cameron Dollar is out as coach at Seattle after eight seasons in which he was unable to turn the Redhawks into a contender in the Western Athletic Conference. SENT: 170 words. Will be updated.


—AMTRAK LANDSLIDE: Officials say Amtrak services have been temporarily disrupted between Vancouver and Kelso because of a landslide.

—OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT: Autopsy of man shot by Bellingham officer has determined he bled to death from a gunshot wound.

—SEARCH WARRANT-ACLU CHALLENGE: Search warrant that sought private Facebook data in investigation into a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest withdrawn.

—MACHETE ATTACK: Woman seriously injured when her estranged husband allegedly attacked her with a machete in Mount Vernon.

—RAW SEWAGE SEATTLE: King County council will launch probe into sewage disaster.

—EVERETT SHOOTING: 1 man killed in shooting in Everett.

—SNOW SLIDE-STUDENTS STUCK: Students stuck after snow slide covers Highway 20 are heading home.